Thought of the Day June 18, 2019 Relationship with Jesus is our inheritance

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(Continuing our glorious inheritance)

What is central to this life journey in reference to claiming our inheritance? John in the fourth Gospel reveals this central mystery of God’s plan. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.(3:16) The emphasis is not believing about God’s Son, but believing in him as Lord and Savior, choosing to commit our life totally to him, making him the center of our life, our inheritance.

Just as in the OT the tribe of Levi had no specific parcel of land in the dividing of the Promised Land among the sons of Jacob, so we do not have a lasting home here. Just as the Lord was the inheritance of the tribe of Levi, so the Lord is to be our inheritance. The tribe of Levi depended totally on the Lord to provide for their needs and to care for them. So too are we to totally depend upon the Lord to provide for our needs and to care for us now as we await the final gift of our eternal inheritance.

Jesus had many disciples following him for a period of time. But only a few had the conviction of Peter who said, when others walked away, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.” (John 6:68-69)

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